Controversial Hong Kong extradition bill officially WITHDRAWN after 20 weeks of protests & rioting - 24分前  RT

Hong Kong authorities officially withdrew the extradition bill that has sparked months-long massive protests and violent riots across the city. Also on rt.com Foreign-instigated color revolutions fuel global unrest, Beijing says in veiled attack on US DETAILS TO FOLLOW
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Misogynist museums? New study says galleries are lacking in female animal exhibits - 3時間前  RT

Nature exhibits in museums are ‘biased’ toward male animals and that’s bad for science, argue the authors of a new study suggesting human ‘sexism’ carries over to the animal kingdom. Looking at over two million specimens found in collections at five museums around the world, the researchers found exhibits were skewed toward the boys, and concluded that equal representation for their lady counterparts would assist scientists in their studies. “We suspected that some bias towards males would be found because science is done by people, and people have inherent bi...more
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Australia opens probe into secret torture & slaughter of hundreds of racehorses for pet & HUMAN food - 7時間前  RT

Queensland state authorities are investigating the shocking slaughter of some 500 retired racehorses a month at an abattoir where the creatures are allegedly tortured before they’re turned into meat for animals and humans. Now those authorities have opened an investigation into Meramist, one of just two facilities in Australia licensed to produce and export horse meat for human consumption, state premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Tuesday, reiterating that she was “sickened and appalled” by what she saw. Read more ...more
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Global ‘terrorist’ list dominated by Muslims offers banks 3 MILLION names to deny service to without trial – report - 8時間前  RT

A massive, ever-growing database used by the world’s largest banks to track terrorism financing and other crimes has compiled millions of names from unverified sources – including scandal sheets and search engine results. The World-Check database adds 25,000 names every month to its massive risk database, used by 49 of the world’s 50 largest banks to monitor possible financial, regulatory and reputational liabilities. Over three million people are currently on the list – many not convicted of any crime, some not even aware they are suspected of one. Gett...more
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Russia offers African leaders no-strings-attached business and protection from Western pressure - 14時間前  RT

Heads of African countries have flocked to Russia for a first of its kind summit, where Moscow will be offering business ties and security arrangements alternative to 'colonial-style' relations with the West. Over the past decade, the African continent has become a battleground for geostrategic competition involving China, the US, and the EU, which compete with each for military access, economic superiority, and soft power supremacy. Countries like India, South Korea, and Gulf monarchies have interests in Africa too. So does Russia, which has the advantage of old ti...more
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Putin & Erdogan face media after talks on Syria (WATCH LIVE) - 15時間前  RT

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan are speaking to reporters in Sochi, following talks focused on Turkey’s military operation in Syria. The meeting lastedalmostseven hours – significantly longer than initially expected – and left journalists waiting for the two leaders for quite a while. The talks in Sochi were focused on the situation in Syria, particularly the ongoing offensive in its northeastern region. On October 9, the region was invaded by the Turkish military and affiliated milita...more
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Triple Talaq: Muslim group take Supreme Court challenge against Indian law banning ‘Instant divorce’ - 16時間前  RT

A Muslim organization has filed a plea in India’s Supreme Court in a bid to strike down the so-called Triple Talaq law, which bans the practice of instant divorce for men in Islam. A Muslim man divorcing his wife by simply saying ‘Talaq’ three times was banned by the court in 2017 and the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act made it illegal when it was passed by parliament earlier this year. Any man found guilty of using the quickee separation method can be punished with up to three years in prison and a fine. A...more
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Ukraine’s infamous ultra-nationalist group Azov says US lawmakers SLANDERED them by saying they inspire terrorism - 19時間前  RT

A state-sponsored Ukrainian ultra-nationalist paramilitary unit with neo-Nazi roots has accused a group of US lawmakers of slander after they suggested it should be listed as a terrorist organization. The notorious Ukrainian paramilitary group Azov took offense after 40 US Democratic representatives called it just that in a letter to the State Department. Led by Max Rose (D-NY), the lawmakers asked why a “violent white supremacist” group “that openly welcomes neo-Nazis into its ranks” has still not been officially listed as a foreign terroris...more
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Transit only: US troops pulled out of Syria & moved to Iraq are now asked OUT of the country - 19時間前  RT

US forces that crossed into Iraq after pulling out from Syria can only use its territory for transit and do not have permission to stay, the Iraqi military said on Tuesday. Hundreds of military vehicles carrying American troops crossed into the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq in a long convoy on Monday. Read more Turkey to resume assault on Kurds in Syria with ‘more determination’ if US doesn’t keep its promises – Erdogan The Iraqi statement adds more uncertainty to a vision of what ...more
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Turkey to resume assault on Kurds in Syria with ‘more determination’ if US doesn’t keep its promises – Erdogan - 21時間前  RT

Ankara will step up its offensive against the Kurds in northeastern Syria if Washington fails to have the Kurdish fighters withdrawn by Tuesday evening, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned. Erdogan said Turkey will resume the offensive into Kurdish-controlled territories if the US fails to facilitate the withdrawal of the Kurdish militias from the areas along the Turkish-Syrian border once the five-day ceasefire expires at 10pm local time (19:00 GMT) on Tuesday. If the promises given to us by America are not kept, we will continue our operation from where...more
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Russia ‘filling the gap’ left by retreating US under Putin-Erdogan deal on Syria - 1時間前  RT

With the US disentangling itself from Syria and effectively leaving Kurds at the mercy of Ankara, Moscow has filled the gap, cementing its position in the region with a ‘historic’ deal, analysts told RT. “The Sochi agreement has cemented the Russian-Turkish cooperation in Syria, also effectively reducing the American influence in the country,” political analyst Ali Demidras said, referring to the deal struck between Moscow and Ankara on Tuesday after marathon negotiations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...more
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Comedian Steven Crowder says YouTube suppressed Tulsi Gabbard search results during Hillary Clinton ‘foreign asset’ row - 6時間前  RT

Conservative internet personality Steven Crowder has accused YouTube of suppressing search results for 2020 Democratic hopeful Tulsi Gabbard during her recent spat with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Following Clinton’s suggestion last Friday that Gabbard (D-Hawaii) was being “groomed” by foreign election-meddlers, the dovish congresswoman shot back with a harsh rebuttal labeling Clinton the “queen of warmongers,” but in a lengthy video posted on Tuesday, Crowder says YouTube concealed her content amid the dispute. Using a v...more
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Assad visits frontline in Idlib, vows to retake all of Syrian land (PHOTOS) - 7時間前  RT

Syrian President Bashar Assad has visited the frontline in the Idlib province – the last major stronghold of the militants. He then sent a clear message to Ankara that the Damascus intends to regain all of its land. Assad made the surprise visit to the frontline on Tuesday. He met the troops west of the town of Khan Sheikhoun, recently liberated by the Syrian Arab Army. ©Facebook / SyrianPresidency ...more
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Ankara says ‘no need to restart Syria offensive’ after Erdogan-Putin talks - 10時間前  RT

Turkey will not renew its offensive against Kurdish militias in northern Syria, following a five-day pause in hostilities and high-level talks in Moscow, Ankara’s Defense Ministry said. Following lengthy talks on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed that Russian military police and Syrian servicemen will be deployed to northeastern Syria, targeted by Turkey in their ‘Operation Peace Spring.’ The Turkish Defense Ministry then said in a statement that there was “no need to carry out a new operati...more
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Dinosaur killing asteroid caused mass extinction by turning oceans ACIDIC - 15時間前  RT

The giant asteroid that is believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs had a similarly devastating effect on the Earth’s oceans, sparking a marine life mass extinction by turning the world’s waters acidic. A team of scientists reconstructed the conditions in the oceans around the time of the asteroid strike, roughly 66 million years ago, and their breakthrough new research appears to have confirmed a long-held theory about Earth’s last great mass extinction. Also on rt.com Humans wouldn’t exist if dino...more
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Trump approves $4.5 million in aid to ‘White Helmets’ in Syria - 16時間前  RT

US president Donald Trump has authorized $4.5 million in aid to the so-called Syrian Civil Defense (SCD), aka “White Helmets,” calling their work “important and highly valued.” The group’s critics point to its terrorist ties. Read Full Article at RT.com
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WATCH farmers roll out HUNDREDS of tractors in German cities protesting new eco-rules - 17時間前  RT

Disgruntled farmers blocked traffic by driving tractors through German cities in protest of new environmental regulations aimed at protecting birds and insects. The protests took place in 17 cities across Germany, with the largest rally held in the western city of Bonn, where the Agriculture Ministry HQ is located. Angry farmers rolled out around 1,000 tractors onto the streets, blocking several major roads and bridges. Farmers arrive to protest against the German agriculture policy in Bonn, Germ...more
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‘They deserve better’: WWI Indian cavalry memorial at Somme site sparks ridicule (PHOTOS) - 19時間前  RT

A unique memorial to the Secunderabad Cavalry Brigade of the Indian Army, which fought at the Somme in WWI, has left people utterly baffled because of its cartoonish depictions of war heroes. “It’s disappointingly poor. And yet done with such good intentions. What a shame,” wrote military historian Jeremy Banning, of the newly installed memorial at Longueval windmill on the famous battle ground. Photos of the new, as yet unfinished, memorial to the Indian cavalry who attacked between High Wood & Delville Wood on 14 July 1916. Memor...more
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Several people hit by stolen ambulance in Oslo, police apprehend armed perpetrator - 21時間前  RT

Norwegian police have arrested a suspect who stole an ambulance and used it to ram innocent bystanders on the streets of Oslo on Tuesday afternoon. The armed suspect was apprehended but not critically injured despite the fact that police reportedly opened fire on the ambulance during their pursuit. Several people have been injured in the incident but their condition is unknown at this time. #Breaking: An armed man in Oslo, Norway stole an ambulance and drove into people in the street. The suspect has been shot and is in custody. On-going story (in Norwe...more
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Aste-RISK! NASA warns space rock twice the size of Eiffel Tower is bearing down on Earth - 21時間前  RT

The seemingly never-ending stream of Earth-bound space rocks continues, as an Apollo-class asteroid measuring between 918ft and 2,034ft in diameter (280m-620m) is due to skim past our planet on November 21. Affectionately dubbed ‘481394 (2006 SF6),’ the asteroid is traveling at a speed of roughly 17,780mph (27,360kph) and will make what NASA dubs a ‘close approach’ shortly after midnight (GMT) in mid-November at a distance of 2.6 million miles (4.2 million kilometers) away, or approximately eleven times as far away as the Moon. ...more
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